Peyton Manning throws for three touchdowns as Broncos hold off Jets

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Manning Inches Closer To Record In Denver’s Win

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Peyton Manning will wait another week to try for another record. Getting the victory was good enough for Denver’s star quarterback.

Manning connected with Julius Thomas twice and Demaryius Thomas once, leaving him two shy of Brett Favre’s career mark for passing TDs, and the Broncos held on to beat the New York Jets 31-17 on Sunday.

“Any time you win on the road in the NFL,” Manning said, “it’s a good thing.”

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Manning has 506 career touchdown passes, and could tie or break Favre’s record next Sunday at home against San Francisco.

“I don’t know if any of them are big for me, especially in the middle of the season,” Manning said of the importance of the record. “We’re playing a tough schedule, got the 49ers at home and they’ve been one of the dominant teams of the past couple years. That’s all I am thinking about.”

Manning was 22 of 33 for 237 yards — a far cry from last week’s performance against Arizona, when he passed for a career-high 479 yards with four TDs.

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